BMW has big expectations from its X series models in India. The company is firm on launching the BMW X4 for the first time in the country in 2019.
The first-gen BMW X4 was never sold in India. In the latest, BMW Group India President Vikram Pawah has reaffirmed the plan to bring the all-new BMW X4 to our shores. With the BMW X4 joining the line-up, BMW expects 50% of its sales to come from its SAVs and SACs.
“What I expect is that with the X3 coming in and with the new X4 next year, clearly we should be looking at 50 per cent of sales coming through the X format,” Mr. Pawah has said. During the last two or three years, X series models have contributed about 42% of sales since the second-gen BMW X1’s launch.
Competing with the Mercedes GLC Coupe, the BMW X4 is a coupe-styled version of the BMW X3. The X4 is 14 mm longer than the X3 and 36 mm lower to the ground. For the feeling of a typical sports coupe, the driver and front passenger in the X4 sit 20 mm lower and the rear passengers sit 28 mm lower in this model. The X4 has a distinctive rear-end, with slimmer, L-shaped LED tail lights as the key design element for differentiation.
The BMW X4 will likely arrive in India in CKD kits, with the assembly taking place at the BMW Group Plant Chennai. Also, the all-new BMW X3 petrol will go on sale, sometime this year.
[Source: India Today]